It all seemed legitimate; the perfect photos, the glowing reviews, the endless hype from the micro-celebs. Rugvus was billed as a planet of opportunity. The settlers piled on board, each one eager to get to work mining the precious resources and living the easy and exotic life of a technologically assisted worker on a beach world. The ads promised a cushy appointment, a job where an enterprising young engineer could feed a family back home on a few days' labor, then spend their free time swimming and playing with the turtles. It was too good to be true.
When they arrived on Rugvus, the stark reality quickly set in. They found rocky, dangerous beaches; beaches that served as the hunting grounds to ferocious amphibious creatures the size of horses. The incidents unfolded quickly. Witnesses could never agree on the shape of the dark form that snatched little Jimmy into the sea. The shocked and disoriented settlers never even had a chance to mourn the violence. Once their ship and all of their worldly possessions were stolen right before their eyes, they learned to band together as a community and push into the dense jungles where they would survive on their wits and their hard-earned wisdom.
The resulting society that formed on Rugvus is universally acclaimed for its inventiveness and for a delightful love of mischief and trickery. Visitors, when they come with an open mind, leave with an experience that is often ranked among the most significant and impactful of their lives. Of course, not everyone comes with good intentions. Despite all the history, people also come to Rugvus seeking their fortunes. What happens to those with impure hearts remains unknown, but it is said that fortune is indeed still there to be found.